Cycling

Cycle trip to Darwin

AOA NEW YEAR’S CAMP AT AUGUSTA Part 6

1/1/2017 – Goodbye and Good Luck to Marshall

Introducing Marshall, one of our members, Marshall has recently bought this recumbent cycle with the aim of cycling to Sydney.  Here he is at our Augusta Camp, having cycled down from Perth over a few days, he is now off back to Perth. This is his trial trip to get ready for the big event, cycling from Perth to Sydney – we all wish him well on his dream. Leaving on 1st April, and I hear he is now in Clare, SA (4/5/2017).  Great endeavour Marshall, and many of your friends are thinking of you.

Just saying a few goodbyes.

and he’s off.

The next day as Linda and I were driving home, we passed Marshall and then saw this guy WALKING up the road.  Amazingly there was a petrol station about 500 metres ahead, so we stopped to say hello to the weary travelers.

Old Mate told us that he had walked over from Queensland! and this was his way of life.  He had a chat with Marshall and then was on his way.  Look at the muscles on those legs!

Admiring each other’s equipment.  That trailer has seen a few kms.  So lucky there was a place to pull over nearby of we could not have stopped.

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AOA NEW YEAR’S CAMP AT AUGUSTA Part 2

27/12/2017 – Going for a cycle

Construction of the Wadandi Track between Cowaramup and Witchcliffe is now complete, and it has been extended south to Sebbes Road, which is where we joined it.

A beautiful road to cycle. No traffic, flat road with very few gravelly patches.

Yes, we loved it.

I also did a cycle along the river to the coast which proved to be very photogenic.

Very peaceful, picturesque and relaxing.

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.

Well you have to stop for an ice cream sometimes don’t you?

Club members Connie and Richard going for a paddle, not me on the paddle board, but it looks perfect weather.

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COLLIE EASTER BREAK 2 2016 – ACTION OUTDOORS ASSOCIATION

27/3/2016 – A cycle ride along the Munda Biddi

I spent a day on my bike with cycling buddy Bruce.

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The same beautiful scenery as on the Bibbulmun.

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Just so peaceful, that feeling of getting away from it all is wonderful.

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Just having a breather.

FallenTree

This fallen tree captured my attention and just had to be photographed.   Thanks Bruce for a great day exploring the track that you know so well.  It has given me more confidence to think about cycling the whole track – what a blast that would be. Perth to Albany – yes, I will put it on my to-do list.

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GREAT ROTTNEST ESCAPE 2016 – PART 1

5/03/2016 – Is it a year already?

It is hard to believe that it is a year since I joined my friends in AOA on the Rottnest Island long weekend.  Always a favourite, it’s easy to see why, when the weather is perfect, beaches are pristine and one can relax, drink wine, read a book or simply go and have a game of tennis.

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After a lazy first day, a group of us girls decide to go on a ‘small group’ ride of our own where we can stop to take photographs at will and not have to worry about keeping up with a larger group.  Here we have Bernie, Julie, Me, Joy and Christine.

KingSkink

We stopped at every opportunity, this is a king skink, he was sunning himself just by the guard rail when we stopped to take photos.

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A sea osprey’s nest, what a great spot, not much likelihood of predators getting those chicks.

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Here is mum or dad osprey, looking out for their young.

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I did try to get an enlargement of the bird, but I do not take large enough photos to produce a good close up.

Below is Joy, using her big lens.  Much better equipped than me, Joy has been to the antarctic with her camera paraphernalia and certainly knows how to take a great photo.

I’ll have to see if she got any better shots than me for this blog.  This is the lady who took the great tennis shots at Rottnest that I posted last year.

Joy

Now moving around the far west of the island and on to the area where seals abound.

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What can I say, WA is too stunning  for words.

Pristine

Looking the other way, yet another glorious view.

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This is what we were looking for, the seals are out at play and it seems as if they are putting on a performance especially for us. I can’t stop taking photos.

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They look so happy and carefree, splashing around in the water. Some are lazing, some are swimming around vigourously, and others are having a go at synchronized swimming.  We watched for ages.

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At the seal watching platform.  Happy and tired, well I look tired, not sure about the others.

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A few more rocks to photo.

Boats

And a beautiful bay for mooring boats.  We returned back to our ‘barracks’ tired but very content with our day’s travels.

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